Each year, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) publishes School Performance Scores (SPS). The Cowen Institute provides a review of the data in order to help the public and policymakers better understand school quality in New Orleans. This report explains the 2013-14 SPS calculation, as well as changes in the grading scale associated with the transition to Common Core and higher standards. With a performance score of 83.4, New Orleans’ 2014 SPS remained unchanged from 2013 and earned a letter grade of C (excluding Type 2 schools and NOCCA). Despite improvements since 2005, public school performance in New Orleans continues to lag behind the state. The data used in this report were released by the Louisiana Department of Education and can be found online here.
The Cowen Institute analyzes these data to uncover trends. Below, you can read and download the report, explore an interactive map of schools, and use an interactive chart to view that data in different ways.